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Oyo: Suspected Hoodlums Attack Police Out-Station, Set Patrol Van Ablaze

Oyo State Police Command says it will resist any kind of dehumanization on its personnel or attack on its facilities by sinister-minded individuals or groups.

The command’s public relations officer, PPRO, SP Adewale Osifeso made this known in a statement in reaction to an attack on Elete police out-station, along new Oyo-Ogbomoso expressway in Atiba local government area of the state on Saturday 30th March, 2024.

SP Osifeso said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspected hoodlums after realizing they had been held up in the gridlock for a while, charged in their numbers towards to the nearby Elete Out-Station over the perceived failure of the Police to rid the traffic and completely setting ablaze the Out-Station’s recently refurbished Patrol Van and vandalizing some parts of the building.

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He said “This is in furtherance of the unprovoked attack by lawless individuals, suspected to be hoodlums transiting along the New Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway during the early hours of today, Saturday 30/03/2024.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the Suspected hoodlums after realizing they had been held up in the gridlock for a while, charged in their numbers towards the nearby Elete Out-Station over the perceived failure of the Police to rid the traffic, completely setting ablaze the Out-Station’s recently refurbished Patrol Van and vandalizing some parts of the building.

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“Thankfully, they were resisted from breaking into the Out-station by overwhelming Support garnered from men on confidence building patrols from nearby Police Divisions, including the Area Command.

Mr Osifeso explained that consequent to the immediate response and resistance from the men of the Command, No weapon was carted away nor any life lost.

The PPRO said (5) Five Male Suspects were arrested alongside (2) two unregistered DAF and Volvo trucks taken as exhibits.

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Mr. Osifeso hinted that the case has since been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku to unravel other underlying sinister motives besides the suspect’s acclaimed “triggering gridlock issue” .

“The suspects will be charged to court upon the completion of the ongoing investigation inquiry.” He added



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